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#1 Bazinga

Posted 28 September 2012 - 03:37 PM

Just wondering how many Clean or Paleo eaters we have here?

Would you care to share your favourite recipes?

#2 Possum_gal

Posted 28 September 2012 - 05:21 PM

We clean eat here. There's heaps of recipes available. Been a little slack this week, had no kids, so enjoying the quiet. But feeling it in my energy levels. Almost falling asleep at the moment.

#3 cazbabslong

Posted 28 September 2012 - 07:48 PM

Ive been doing the paleo diet for about 7 weeks now, and love it!! I just google paleo recipes. Great website called PaleOMG, lots of great things there. I like the raw salads mainly and have grown to love tahini. Tonight had tuna patties made with a tin of tuna, a tablespoon each of coconut flour and almond meal, plus sring onion, chilli and lemon juice. I think that was it. Heaps out there, and I also adapt other recipes.
Caz

#4 bokchok

Posted 03 October 2012 - 11:03 AM

just starting out soon - got a bunch of recipe books on the kindle and look forward to it

#5 Sunny003

Posted 03 October 2012 - 11:11 AM

My boys love Sarah Fragoso's turkey roll thingys, but I use ham.

DH's making chocolate chilli tonight. I'm kinda nervous LOL

My fav would be lettuce cup burgers. Iceberg lettuce fill with burger ingredients/patty & wrap up! It helps my energy levels a lot!

I did however maybe, perhaps eat some chocolate last night wink.gif


#6 Miss 50s

Posted 19 November 2012 - 09:07 AM

Just bumping this up to see if anyone is still doing this. I'm starting out today slowly and would love to chat with anyone else doing it.

#7 Elemenopee

Posted 19 November 2012 - 09:27 AM

Hi Miss 50's, I try and eat this way but can be a little slack. I do have some dairy (cannot give up the coffee and milk). I find it a easy way to eat. I recommend getting some coconut oil (I found it in the asian foods section of my local woolies).
So far I have lost 19kgs eating this way, with walking as my only real exercise. 20 more to go.
I am going to Hong Kong for 11 days at the start of December, and am feeling a little nervous about keeping it up. If anyone has any tips on eating overseas I would love to hear them.

#8 Froger

Posted 19 November 2012 - 09:32 AM

Hi OP, I'm HFLC almost Paleo (some HF dairy). I lost 30kgs eating this way and have improved my health just so much. I am also easily maintaining my weight.

http://www.dietdoctor.com/
http://www.marksdailyapple.com/#axzz26UkoFDz1

Edited by SarahM72, 19 November 2012 - 09:36 AM.


#9 Confused :-/

Posted 19 November 2012 - 05:04 PM

QUOTE (cazbabslong @ 28/09/2012, 08:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ive been doing the paleo diet for about 7 weeks now, and love it!! I just google paleo recipes. Great website called PaleOMG, lots of great things there. I like the raw salads mainly and have grown to love tahini. Tonight had tuna patties made with a tin of tuna, a tablespoon each of coconut flour and almond meal, plus sring onion, chilli and lemon juice. I think that was it. Heaps out there, and I also adapt other recipes.
Caz


How do your kids like it? Do they eat other stuff in their lunch boxes?

QUOTE (bokchok @ 03/10/2012, 12:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
just starting out soon - got a bunch of recipe books on the kindle and look forward to it


Is there a reason you're holding off starting?
Hope you don't mind the quizz guys? Just really interested.

#10 Confused :-/

Posted 20 November 2012 - 06:03 PM

Well, thanks for the inspiration guys, just had my first day back on Paleo!! (Have done it before) and feeling great, so much better already!

#11 ** becstar **

Posted 20 November 2012 - 10:03 PM

Have been eating paleo for 8 weeks now ... amazing difference  original.gif

Paleo Australia has great recipes to try.

#12 Confused :-/

Posted 20 November 2012 - 10:18 PM

Thanks Becstar will check it out original.gif

#13 petals1

Posted 20 November 2012 - 10:30 PM

Can you please explain what a paleo diet is and the reasons for it thanks?

#14 Confused :-/

Posted 20 November 2012 - 10:46 PM

Paleo diet info


I hope this link works...

#15 Mummytoyou

Posted 20 November 2012 - 10:54 PM

I'm hoping to start in the new year, quite a few Rheumatoid Arthritis patients have been having great success with the diet in bringing down inflammation and pain so I figure it's worth a try but I don't think I can commit to it through the christmas season.

#16 Le-a

Posted 20 November 2012 - 11:02 PM

I just read the link provided by cottagewitch, it looks really interesting.

Kind of off topic, but we recently got round to planting our veggie patch and since we've been eating massive green salads every night (instead of roast veggies/rice/couscous/potenta etc) I had the sneaking suspicion I was feeling better, but I wasn't sure if it was all in my head!

Can someone who is eating the paleo diet please tell me what you eat for breakfast? We have chooks, so I often have a soft boiled egg in the morning... Is this ok?

#17 petals1

Posted 20 November 2012 - 11:03 PM

Thanks for link CottageWitch. I get the general idea but how do they explain the increasing lifespan for humans since then?

#18 Froger

Posted 20 November 2012 - 11:11 PM

QUOTE (4boyosmum @ 20/11/2012, 11:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thanks for link CottageWitch. I get the general idea but how do they explain the increasing lifespan for humans since then?

http://www.marksdailyapple.com/life-expect.../#axzz2ClfMRoc0
http://www.marksdailyapple.com/bone-dating.../#axzz2ClfMRoc0
http://www.marksdailyapple.com/hunter-gath.../#axzz2ClfMRoc0

The above links explain in easy to understand terms, with links to orignal studies.

QUOTE
The authors have no allegiance to or interest in the Primal Blueprint diet, but we can glean a few things that relate directly to our interests. First, it demolishes the common refrain that hunter-gatherers all die young. Average life expectancy is marred by infant mortality rates, and it’s clear that hunter-gatherers – the closest analogues to our Paleolithic ancestors – can and do enjoy “modern” lifespans with an average modal age of 72 years.

Second, Gurven and Kaplan show that “degenerative deaths are relatively few, confined largely to problems early in infancy.” Heart attacks and stroke “appear rare,” and the bulk of deaths occur when the person is sleeping and are free of obvious symptoms or pathology. Most “degenerative” deaths are attributed to “old age.” “Illness” is the main cause of death among all age groups and all populations, except for the pre-contact Ache (supreme hunters), and the authors break illness into different categories. The big killers were infectious respiratory diseases, things like pneumonia, bronchitis, and tuberculosis. Gastrointestinal illnesses also did a number on them, accounting for 5-18% of deaths, with diarrhea (probably stemming from parasites and coupled with malnutrition) taking the lion’s share. Violence was also a significant killer.

Third, and this is crucial, it destroys the other common argument that an evolutionary diet high in animal products might still be harmful because we didn’t evolve to live past forty, which is when diet-related diseases begin to show. Gurven and Kaplan make an extremely salient point: since the bulk of human evolutionary history took place over the course of 2 million years prior to the advent of agriculture, and that pre-agricultural period conferred most of the “major distinctive features of our species, such as large brains, long lives, marriage and male investment in offspring,” it’s likely that the “age-specific mortality pattern” of human beings also evolved “during our hunter-gatherer past.” That is, they propose that the human potential for longevity is not a product of modern living; instead, it appears to be a genetic characteristic shared by all Homo sapiens. Advances in medical technology bolster and support that inherent longevity (as shown by moderate lifespan increases in acculturated hunter-gatherers and modern industrial populations), but they aren’t responsible for it.

This data shows that human longevity is not a product of modern living. It shows that we have inherent proclivities toward long life, as long as we satisfy certain criteria – namely, the steady acquisition of food and shelter and the avoidance of infection, trauma, illness, and violent injury. The evolutionary lifestyle that eschews modern industrial processed food and promotes healthy levels of activity is the same one that supported our evolution into long-living Homo sapiens. Modern technology, sanitation, and medical advances are merely the cherries on top of an already solid framework.



Read more: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/life-expect.../#ixzz2ClgHBTXv

#19 summermama

Posted 20 November 2012 - 11:11 PM

Hi, I've been doing a clean diet since breast feeding a bub with a sensitive stomach, but will probably try to continue with it later cos I have definitely lost weight and feel better..

For me it's been helpful to have snacks around so I stick to it, eg nuts, fruit, avocado, leftover chicken etc. otherwise mealtimes are easy, just using only whole foods and rice. Lots of baked dinners, salads, etc. sushi is still on the menu so that helps when out.

I've been using rice milk which works fine in tea, and even DD loves it mixed with regular milk, but it just doesn't seem to work in DH's coffee. I take a calcium tablet due to the lack of dairy.

In baking, I replace butter with a mix of apple sauce and coconut oil, sweeten using dates,  and use a gluten free flour mix.

Looking forward to hearing other's tips!


#20 petals1

Posted 20 November 2012 - 11:18 PM

Thanks sarahM72. very interesting and informative. A modal age of 72 doesnt seem that old though ?

#21 Froger

Posted 20 November 2012 - 11:42 PM

QUOTE (4boyosmum @ 20/11/2012, 11:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thanks sarahM72. very interesting and informative. A modal age of 72 doesnt seem that old though ?

Here is the original study.

http://www.anth.ucsb.edu/faculty/gurven/pa...plan2007pdr.pdf

Note that the modern hunter gatherers had none or very minimal exposure to modern medicine. Once infant mortality is taken out of the equation, then the life span is quite long. Also note the effects that contact and acculturation are thought to have had - and that certain foods had also become less readily available (like wild animals traditionally hunted for meat). And especially note the effect of infectious diseases among the newly contacted - with epidemics of whooping cough and the like affecting death rates. And that some areas were terribly affected by people being stolen for slave trading, with the dreadful affect this would have of had on people in regards to ability to hunt and gather, as well as the resulting stress in the community. Some samples are included with caution, noting that their traditional ways of life had changed greatly. Yet the life expectancy was still quite high for hunter gatherers overall, and more than favourably compares to average acculturated and average overall human.

Also note that the study draws on information about hunter gatherers from previous decades, when the average life expectancy among all human populations was alot lower than it is today. Furthermore, I'm not sure that 72 even these days is that shabby! - Especially so when life expectancy among westerners seems to be on the decrease now. On the whole I think the most interesting point about that particular study is the lack of "lifestyle" diseases in old age among hunter gatherers.

Edited by SarahM72, 21 November 2012 - 12:32 AM.


#22 ~kerry~

Posted 21 November 2012 - 12:30 AM

I try to eat paleo when I can, I have been slack the last couple of weeks, and I can really feel the difference.
There are some yummy recipes on PaleoMumma
and Nomnompaleo

#23 2 Gorgeous Girls

Posted 21 November 2012 - 05:12 AM

My girls and I eat Primal (like paleo with dairy)

It works really well for us. I've lost 25kg and have no problems keeping it off. My seven year olds moods/tantrums have improved dramatically. My 2 yr old is gluten intolerant so it's not a choice to avoid breads and things for her.

My seven year old loves "eat like a dinosaur" and "Paleo Pals"
I get a lot of my recipes from Chow Stalker. But often just googling "Paleo x" will get you a paleo version of the food you want.


#24 Confused :-/

Posted 21 November 2012 - 09:19 AM

QUOTE (~kerry~ @ 21/11/2012, 01:30 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I try to eat paleo when I can, I have been slack the last couple of weeks, and I can really feel the difference.
There are some yummy recipes on PaleoMumma
and Nomnompaleo


Great links!!


QUOTE (Randomz @ 21/11/2012, 06:49 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Can anyone share their lunch box tips for kids? Mine have sandwiches daily & I'm wondering what would hold nicely in summer in an esky.

Thanks

Also, can you use artificial sweetener for coffee?


No to artificial anything. Only real whole foods.

I'd love some lunchbox ideas too. Though I want to get myself right into paleo again before I convert the kids. I can do it cold turkey but i'll swap them over slowly.

#25 1/2aDozen

Posted 21 November 2012 - 10:11 AM

Great thread OP!

SarahM72, can you please give me some ideas as to what HFLC foods you are eating?  Thanks so much.  I have Christine Cronau's books Christine Cronau and can see this is a good change for me as I am very carb sensitive and pre-diabetic having had two GD pregnancies along with a sugar and carb addiction.  Just would love to get more inspiration from a successful HFLCer who has lost a good amount of weight - such as yourself!




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